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  • Writer's pictureSheldon Shealer

5 Stars

A record-setting passing duo from North Hagerstown highlights the 5 Stars this week.


Here are our Week 6 honorees:


RYDER JOHNSTON and LUKE KERCHEVAL, North Hagerstown, Srs.


The senior QB-WR combo was a major part of a wild offensive night as North Hagerstown defeated Williamsport 70-34. Johnston hauled in 12 passes for 317 yards and six touchdowns -- all in the first half. Johnston set a state record for TD catches in a game, eclipsing the previous mark of five held by several players. His 317 receiving yards ranks in the Top 10 all time. Kercheval, meanwhile, completed 19 of 24 passes for 425 yards and seven touchdowns. His seven TD passes are a Washington County record and ties for third-best all-time behind a pair of 8-TD games. Interestingly, while Kercheval's 425 yards were the state's high mark this week, his counterpart, Williamsport's Nolan Raley, passed for 334 yards, the state's second-highest performance of the week.


EVAN BLOUIR, Patuxent, Jr.


Blouir makes a return visit to 5 Stars with another eye-popping performance. He completed 17 of 26 passes for 236 yards and two touchdowns and also rushed for 165 yards and two touchdowns as Patuxent defeated Great Mills, 27-3. His 401 yards of total offense was only bettered this week by fellow 5 Star honoree Luke Kercheval of North Hagerstown.


TYLER BROWN, Northern-Calvert, Sr.


Brown delivered an impressive two-way performance in Northern's 13-7 victory over Leonardtown. The senior rushed for 207 yards and a touchdown on 32 carries. Defensively, he delivered 12 tackles as Northern improved to 5-1.


FAHEEM DELANE, Good Counsel, Jr.


On a team loaded with stars, Delane delivered a game-changing performance against rival and highly ranked St. John's (D.C.). Delane had 10 tackles, two sacks and a blocked field goal in the Falcons' 28-7 win. The victory keeps Good Counsel at No. 1 in the state rankings entering this week's showdown with No. 2 DeMatha.


COLEMAN HALLUMS, Mount Hebron, Sr.


Hallums delivered the state's top rushing total this week, gaining 266 yards on 11 carries as Mount Hebron stunned River Hill, 35-0. The fact Mount Hebron won was not the surprise -- but rather the margin of victory. Hallums has been instrumental in the Vikings' 6-0 start.


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